As reported by Censor.NET, Terrorists’ leader Zakharchenko was killed in a blast in Donetsk-based cafe on Aug. 31. So called "finance minister" of the self-proclaimed republic, Alexander Timofeev aka Tashkent, was also severely wounded in explosion.
Ukraine’s Security Service said Zakharchenko was killed as a result of either a power struggle among the terrorists or was eliminated by the Russian secret services.
The Russian Foreign Ministry, as is customary, said that it were the warmongers from among the Ukrainian authorities who were behind Zakharchenko’s assassination.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that this "provocation" was aimed at disrupting efforts to settle the conflict in the Donbas.